The Mental Health Training Series is part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. Those working with the Family Court system (e.g., attorneys, CASA, GALs, DCS, probation, law enforcement, court staff) are encouraged to register. All youth workers in our community are also welcome. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.
The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by The Lutheran Foundation. Preregistration is required.
To receive email announcements when registration opens for the Mental Health Trainings contact Great KIDS.
DVDs of some Mental Health Trainings are available in the Great KIDS lending library.
2018 Training Series Upcoming Events:
February 13, 2018, 6:00pm- 8:15pm
Downtown ACPL- Theater
“I Am Jane Doe” follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads. This documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers as they run into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls. “I Am Jane Doe” takes a fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
Following this documentary, Jeremy Greenlee (Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program) and Jeffrey Robertson (FBI) will sit on our panel to provide us with brief conversation regarding the film along with Q&A.
Social Media- How to Keep Youth Safe From Digital Harm
February 16, 2018, 9:30am-11:30am
Downtown ACPL- Theater
Most of us use technology in our work, during socialization, and even when we are alone. WHY? Technology allows us to have 24/7 connections to others—which we crave as social beings—opening up possibilities to connect in ways unprecedented in human history. Digital technologies can help us build knowledge, social capital, and a feeling of belongingness. However, these technologies can also bring harm, especially to teens and young adults. Specifically, teens and young adults are reporting addiction, online harassment, cyberbullying, revenge porn, and sexual coercion. They are also creating digital records of their lives, their makeup, their food, and even the inappropriate and illegal acts they engage in. This is disrupting relationships and even leading to prosecution. How can we help to foster appropriate and safe digital technology use? And, more importantly, how do should we talk to youth and young adults on the risks of digital harm? During this talk, I will provide you with the tools you need to discuss the risks of digital technology and social media responsibility with youth and young adults.
This documentary film tells the story of Lincoln High School as the principal, Jim Sporleder, and staff transform Lincoln into a “trauma-informed” school. Great KIDS has purchased the rights to show the film. Please contact Great KIDS if you would like to schedule a showing in your school, organization, or agency.
The Mental Health Training Series is funded, in part, by a grant from: